War Remnants Museum


War Remnants Museum Ho đưa ra Minh City, one of the most famous history museums in Vietnam, will transform and challenge your history knowledge about the Vietnam War.

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The War Remnants Museum has been the most visited museum for many years in Ho chi Minh City. To lớn learn about the Vietnam War - a war of great political significance in modern world history - many visitors, especially those from the West, have traveled khổng lồ the museum to find out about how Vietnam could win a resounding victory over the US và the aftermath.

1. Location of War Remnants Museum Vietnam

Address: 28 Vo Van Tan, District 3, Ho đưa ra Minh city (Saigon)

The War Remnants Museum is located on the corner of Vo Van Tan & Le Quy Don streets, close lớn the city center & other tourist attractions of Saigon. It takes 5 minutes to lớn walk from the Independence Palace và about 10 minutes from Notre Dame Cathedral or Saigon Central Post Office.

Entrance fee:

+ For adults: VND 40,000/person

+ For children under 6: Free

3. War Remnants Museum Ho đưa ra Minh đô thị with historical events

The War Remnants Museum is one of the oldest museums in Saigon. It was first opened lớn the public in 1975, established to show the real & brutal truth about the Vietnam War. Since then, the museum has undergone several changes và renovations in the process of normalizing relations between Vietnam & the United States.


For many years, the War Remnants Museum has been one of the most visited attractions in Ho chi Minh City & the whole country. Through 45 years of establishment và development (1975 - 2020), it has welcomed more than 23 million visitors, including more than 11 million foreigners. Currently, the museum receives over 1 million visits each year.

4. Must-see things in Saigon War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum has outdoor exhibitions and a main 3-storey exhibition building with a total floor area of 4,522 square meters. The museum currently holds 20,000 documents, artifacts, & films.

The museum has partially exposed the brutal truth about the Vietnam War & its long-lasting traumatic consequences. Some materials can be disturbing, which is why you should carefully consider when bringing your children to visit.


4.1. Explore military equipments in the outdoor exhibition

As you pass through the front gate of the War Remnants Museum Saigon, you will see various heavy weapons used by the US Army, such as US Air Force helicopters, aircraft, và armored tanks on display in the courtyard. In addition, there are many types of weapons such as missiles, bombs, & mines that used khổng lồ be active and had their detonators disarmed before being displayed here.


At the back, you will find a small pathway leading to lớn the Tiger Cages, replicas of the real Tiger Cages used in the prison in bé Dao. Tiger Cages are barbed-wire cages used as a tool of torture, where the South Vietnamese government secretly detained và tortured political prisoners in bé Dao. This area displays only a small portion of the original exhibition, with a tiger cage on cobblestones, statues of malnourished prisoners inside two darkened cells, torture devices, a guillotine, & numerous black and white photos of the time.

4.2. Ground floor exhibition - Learn how the world supports Vietnam in the war

If you enter the museum via the front door, you will immediately notice that lớn your left, there is an area dedicated lớn the victims of Agent Orange (a chemical weapon), called Difficulty Overcoming Victims of Agent Orange.

They make & sell their crafts such as keychains, lamps, and sculptures, and sometimes perform with musical instruments here. Not only is this a place where you can learn about the constant pain of the people in the Vietnam War, but it is also a place where you can make small contributions to lớn help these people have a better life.

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Behind, there is an area that often holds temporary exhibitions related khổng lồ the history and culture of Vietnam. Although the themes will change from time to lớn time, they mainly cover stories in the Vietnam War.


Across the room, next khổng lồ the stairs, you can see an exhibition titled "The world supports Vietnam in the resistance war", which has 100 photos và 145 artifacts showing how people around the world supported the Vietnamese in the resistance war against the US and protested against the Vietnam War. The museum also displays a number of remnants that American soldiers gave to lớn the museum to lớn express their regret for participating in the senseless war in Vietnam. While some argue that the theme of the museum is subjective và one-sided from the Vietnamese point of view, this exhibition shows and emphasizes the attitudes và views of people around the world at that time.


4.3. First floor exhibition - See the extreme effects of Agent Orange

On this floor there are two galleries, the collection "Aftermath of Agent Orange in the devastating war in Vietnam" and the collection "Aggressive war crimes".

In the first room, you will see the devastation that toxic chemicals brought khổng lồ Vietnamese lands và people. During the War, especially in the years 1961-1971, the US sprayed more than 100 million liters of toxic chemicals, including 386 kilograms of Dioxin. As a result, most of Vietnamese lands were contaminated; nearly 4.8 million Vietnamese people of that time and their subsequent generations were directly affected và at risk of severe disability. The effects of the toxic chemicals persist even to lớn this day.


Besides the photos, there is a heartbreaking exhibition that can make you quite disturbed và haunted for a long time - the Thorxo Abdermine Pagus. On display here is solid evidence of the war crimes against the elderly, adults, children and infants of Vietnam.

On the other hand, the "Aggressive war crimes" exhibition includes 125 photos, 22 documents, and 243 remnants showing the war crimes & their extreme impacts on the country and people of Vietnam. The war ended with an estimated 3 million dead, 2 million injured, 200,000 missing, & heavy damage khổng lồ facilities across the country.

4.4. Have a look at the Vietnam War in the second floor exhibition

On the vị trí cao nhất floor of the War Museum Saigon, visitors will have an overview of the Second Indochina War in exhibitions such as "Vietnam War & Peace" & "Historical Truth". Here, the photos of forests ravaged by toxic chemicals, weapons & many other remnants can make many people shocked & moved to tears, for they could hardly imagine such devastating consequences even though they have heard about the war.


In addition khổng lồ the War Remnants Museum Saigon, Ho đưa ra Minh đô thị has a variety of interesting attractions such as Ben Thanh Market, Bui Vien Street, Independence Palace, Cu chi Tunnels, Landmark 81, etc., for tourists to lớn explore.

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Above is the necessary information for anyone who will be paying a visit lớn the historical War Remnants Museum. If you are fond of history, this attraction will surely be a worthy destination in your marvelous trip to lớn Vietnam. Get your backpack ready and make sure not lớn miss out on this memorable place!